Fast Facts In Health Informatics For Nurses

Author by : Lynda R Hardy, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : “Provides a broad overview of informatics knowledge to empower nurses to be thoughtful and participate in the capture, storage, and use of data to create information and knowledge to optimize patient outcomes...In this book, you will gain an understanding of how clinical decision support tools work so you can provide feedback about [their] effectiveness and recommend additional ways decision support tools help.” -Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI From the Foreword Understanding and managing technology is a key component in providing quality patient care today. This addition to the popular Fast Facts series provides RNs and nursing students with an accessible, concise, step-by-step introduction to the essentials of informatics and its impact on patient lives. This book delivers required competencies and frameworks for both nursing education and practice, expanding upon integral systems and technologies within our health care system and their impact on the responsibilities of the individual nurse. Highlighting the intricacies within a specialized approach to health care data, data mining, and data organization, this resource connects day-to-day informatics practices to larger initiatives and perspectives. Clear and concise synopses of health care essentials, case studies, and abundant practical examples help readers understand how Health Informatics improves patient care within the nursing scope of practice. Thought-provoking questions in each chapter facilitate in-depth considerations about chapter content. Key Features: Key information about the electronic health record, telehealth, wearables, and decision support tools Practical examples demonstrate how informatics improves patient care within the nurses’ scope of practice Chapter case studies with thought-provoking questions Nurses’ influence on data quality Relevant ethical, legal, and social issues The intersection of technology and informatics and the power of data


Fast Facts In Health Informatics For Nurses

Author by : Lynda R Hardy, PhD RN Faan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "Provides a broad overview of informatics knowledge to empower nurses to be thoughtful and participate in the capture, storage, and use of data to create information and knowledge to optimize patient outcomes...In this book, you will gain an understanding of how clinical decision support tools work so you can provide feedback about [their] effectiveness and recommend additional ways decision support tools help." -Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI From the Foreword Understanding and managing technology is a key component in providing quality patient care today. This addition to the popular Fast Facts series provides RNs and nursing students with an accessible, concise, step-by-step introduction to the essentials of informatics and its impact on patient lives. This book delivers required competencies and frameworks for both nursing education and practice, expanding upon integral systems and technologies within our health care system and their impact on the responsibilities of the individual nurse. Highlighting the intricacies within a specialized approach to health care data, data mining, and data organization, this resource connects day-to-day informatics practices to larger initiatives and perspectives. Clear and concise synopses of health care essentials, case studies, and abundant practical examples help readers understand how Health Informatics improves patient care within the nursing scope of practice. Thought-provoking questions in each chapter facilitate in-depth considerations about chapter content. Key Features: Key information about the electronic health record, telehealth, wearables, and decision support tools Practical examples demonstrate how informatics improves patient care within the nurses' scope of practice Chapter case studies with thought-provoking questions Nurses' influence on data quality Relevant ethical, legal, and social issues The intersection of technology and informatics and the power of data


Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis And Opioids

Author by : Gregory Smith, MD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Helps nurses to provide the best and safest care for patients suffering from chronic pain This is the first book to discuss the use of medical cannabis in helping combat the opioid crisis, relieving pain, and reversing opioid addiction rates. With information presented in short chapters with bulleted content, this concise resource delivers all the information healthcare professionals need to know about non–cancer-related chronic pain, the opioid crisis, and medical cannabis. Using the most up-to-date evidence available, it examines the varied causes of chronic pain and provides a succinct overview of how cannabis can be integrated into treatment plans. Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis and Opioids delves into the epidemiology behind chronic pain, what the endocannabinoid system is, and how it works. It examines the complex interactions of opiates, cannabinoids, and the central nervous system, and answers key questions about different types of medical cannabis to promote open, honest conversations. Above all, this handbook provides the tools for obtaining unbiased, accurate information to share with patients. Key Features: Delivers a comprehensive overview of the opioid crisis in the United States and the benefits and drawbacks of medical cannabis as an alternative or supplement to opioids Discusses dos and don’ts of recommending medical cannabis to patients Provides the most up-to-date information on cannabis legislation Covers the endocannabinoid system and its biology Compares the use of opioids and medical cannabis for managing chronic pain Presents key information in short chapters, bulleted content, and figures, plus Fast Facts boxes that highlight key information


Fast Facts For The Radiology Nurse

Author by : Valerie Aarne Grossman, MALS, BSN, RN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : “Ms. Grossman knows and understands what radiology nurses want and need to know to provide the best patient care and to be a member of a productive team.” -Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, RN-BC, CRN From the Foreword The second edition of this pocket-sized resource for radiology nurses continues to demystify complex procedures by providing concise yet comprehensive information on the basics of radiology. As the complexity of healthcare grows, so too does imaging ability. Different modalities, technologies, and skills levels must all work in harmony to provide precision images. Radiology nurses must be proactive, patient-focused, and able to work with a diverse team of individuals to care for the widest range of patients. Describing essential procedures and protocols in quick access style, Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse, Second Edition covers over 50 different Interventional Radiology procedures. Woven throughout is an emphasis on interprofessional care and effective communication along with guidance on forming and maintaining a high-performing team. Abundant Clinical Pearls disseminate the hard-earned wisdom of expert radiology nurses. Extensively updated with the most current guidelines and protocols, the second edition presents four completely new chapters on Legal Issues Affecting Radiology, Strategies for Working with Difficult People, Safety and Quality in the Radiology Setting, and Emergency Management and Catastrophe Response. New to the Second Edition: Updated with the most current guidelines and protocols New chapter: Legal Issues Affecting Radiology New chapter: Strategies for Working with Difficult People New chapter: Safety and Quality in the Radiology Setting New chapter: Emergency Management and Catastrophe Response Updated information on sedation and analgesia in easy-to-read tables Key Features: Serves as an accessible, easy-to-use reference for practicing radiology nurses and orientees Highlights essential protocols and procedures with bullets and short paragraphs Provides abundant “Fast Facts” boxes displaying key information Discusses strategies for providing safe care Includes clinical pearls from radiology experts Addresses patient care in all radiology domains and with specific patient populations Covers vascular access issues and emergency situations


Fast Facts For The Nurse Preceptor Second Edition

Author by : Maggie Ciocco, MS, RN, BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This quick-access guide for novice nurse preceptors walks through, step-by-step, how to successfully orient new nurses to the hospital environment. Preceptors are key to staff retention, job satisfaction, improved quality of care, patient safety and transition to practice. For the busy novice nurse preceptor who believes they do not have the time or preparation to be a nurse preceptor, Fast Facts for the Nurse Preceptor, Second Edition explains all the requisites for demonstrating, guiding, and mentoring new nurses through the process of delivering safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care. The second edition builds upon the foundation of the first to address more complicated challenges preceptors face. While reviewing the basics like shift organization, prioritization, communication, delegation, and conflict resolution, this orientation guide delineates the essential qualities of a competent preceptor and their primary responsibilities. It discusses the knowledge and skills a successful preceptor must impart to new nurses while acclimating to a variety of teaching and learning styles. Chapters discuss how to recognize the warning signs of a struggling preceptee, work through a preceptee’s “transition shock,” and help new nurses to develop critical thinking skills. Abundant case studies highlight common and challenging precepting situations. New to the Second Edition: Updated with FIVE completely new chapters: Selection, Education, and Retention of the Preceptor Preceptee Learning and Preceptor Teaching Styles The Challenging Student Precepting the Accelerated BSN and Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) The Unsafe Preceptee and How to Avoid “Failure to Fail” Key Features: Helps preceptors to serve as excellent role models, mentors, and teachers for new nurses Offers quick-access, step-by-stop guidance with short paragraphs and bulleted information Uses case studies to highlight both common and challenging precepting scenarios Includes evidence-based content throughout Contains competency assessment and evaluation forms


Fast Facts For The Neonatal Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Written for novice neonatal nurses and those new to the NICU, this concise, easy-to-use resource delivers all the essentials of daily practice for the care of neonates and their families. Families experience dramatic transformations as roles develop and change during the newborn period. Throughout it all, they rely on the nurse’s expertise, support, and encouragement to learn to care for their child and meet the newborn’s most basic needs. Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse, Second Edition begins with a streamlined yet comprehensive review of normal newborn characteristics. With this foundation, chapters walk through a variety of common and uncommon newborn physiological changes to enable the neonatal nurse to detect any possible complications that warrant additional assessment. This second edition provides more in-depth content on high-risk conditions to promote the safest, high-quality care to the entire neonatal patient population. Grounded in evidence-based practice, all chapters in this edition have been updated with the newest neonatal interventions and protocols. New to the Second Edition: Introduces a new “High Risk Care” section specific to the needs of neonates with conditions that may warrant high risk or NICU settings Contains THREE new chapters: Introduction to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Management of Common NICU Complications Neonatal Ethical Conflicts & Considerations Key Features: Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format Contains crucial knowledge for comprehensive, holistic care for both low-risk and high-risk neonates and their families in all settings Presents only evidence-based practice recommendations Includes such features as Fast Facts Boxes and tables with easy-to-read lab values to reinforce information


Fast Facts For The Hospice Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Provides comprehensive, current information for addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of hospice patients and their families Substantially updated and expanded, the second edition of this quick-access reference for hospice nurses continues to deliver the most current information on the clinical and administrative duties of the hospice nurse. It encompasses important regulatory changes and milestones, providing timely information on cultural issues, special communication considerations, and hospice care’s enduring growth. This resource provides new content on levels of care, assessment and symptom management, and occupational stress, burnout, and self-care. New treatment guidelines and algorithms are included, as are updates on quality measures, the reimbursement schedule, compliance initiatives, and electronic documentation with specific examples. An indispensable clinical resource, the book is a valuable reference for nurses who are seeking to specialize in hospice, those who work in long-term care settings, post-acute care settings, acute care setting, and those who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of end-of-life care within other specialties. New to the Second Edition: Includes new regulatory changes/milestones, such as The National Quality Forum New Priorities for Action 2019 Provides updated information about levels of care, particularly the Last 7 Days rule from Medicare Covers the use of cannabis, non-pharmacological pain management interventions, care of the dying patient, and post-mortem care New chapters are included on the hospice nurse's role as case manager, patient discharge, religious and cultural influences on end-of-life care, pain assessment and interventions, wound care, care of the dying patient, and post-mortem care. Key Features: Reflects key competencies for the hospice nurse as designated by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Delineates clinical and administrative responsibilities of the hospice nurse Simplifies complex information such as Medicare regulations and compliance Provides screening tools for depression, anxiety, and wound risk Includes the Palliative Performance Scale and the Karnofsky Performance Scale Serves as a concise study resource for certification


Fast Facts For The Er Nurse Fourth Edition

Author by : Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This bestselling resource has successfully prepared thousands of ER nurses to provide safe, effective, and high-quality care to their patients. This new edition is updated with guidelines from the American Heart Association, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Stroke Association, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, and Trauma Nurse Core Course. This guide presents the most current information on medications, street drugs, the opioid crisis, and intraosseous access. Chapters are replete with new case studies, updated photos, and time-tested tips. This Fast Facts guide is written in bullet-point format and is alphabetically organized by disease and disorder within each body system to emphasize easy access and at-a-glance viewing. All chapters list relevant materials, equipment and drugs; and each diagnosis includes its definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. Helpful appendices display common abbreviations and lab values, EKG rhythms, frequently used medications, and updated alphabetized skills checklists for self-examination. New to the Fourth Edition: New content on administering Alteplase, coronaviruses, decompression sickness, high altitude illness, human trafficking, influenza, lightning injuries, osteomyelitis, parasitic and insect infestations, post-birth warning signs, post-cardiac arrest care, rhabdomyolysis, status asthmaticus, and triage legal issues. Updates on infectious disease emergencies, disaster response emergencies, environmental emergencies, and OB/GYN emergencies New information on fluid and electrolyte imbalance Shock and Multisystem Trauma divided into two expanded chapters Updated with useful tricks of the trade and 'survival tips' New knowledge on street drugs including vaping, concentrated marijuana, and the opioid crisis Key Features: Educates new ER nurses and their preceptors on the most common injuries and illnesses they will encounter Comes in handy pocket size for reference on the go Provides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty care Delivers hands-on teaching strategies for instructors


Fast Facts For Wound Care Nursing Second Edition

Author by : Tish Myers, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Simplifies the wound care process with clear, succinct information and the newest treatment protocols Freshly updated with the newest evidence-based techniques and protocols, this practical clinical resource distills the fundamentals of wound care for novice nurses and nurses new to wound care. This guide walks through the common, complex and atypical wounds nurses see and includes abundant full-color images. Chapters have been thoroughly revised and now contain critical updates in technological advances in wound care, dramatic changes in documentation and new Medicare and reimbursement guidelines. Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing, Second Edition is an invaluable companion for the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in acute care, critical care, long-term care, homecare, operating room and outpatient settings. Written concisely in easy-to-access bulleted format with brief paragraphs, each chapter explains, step-by-step, the essential principles of wound care. Part I defines and describes the spectrum of wounds and the fundamentals of wound healing while Part II discusses how to assess, document and photograph wounds. Part III presents the newest treatments and protocols for wound care, and Part IV concludes with legal issues and regulations guiding safe and cost-effective wound care. New to the Second Edition: Updated with key technological advances and treatments in wound care including stem cell and ionized silver products Four new chapters! The Phases of Wound Healing and Types of Wound Closure Acute Wounds Pressure Injuries Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Covers new Medicare and reimbursement guidelines Addresses qualifications and certification for wound care and faculty accreditation Key Features: Written in succinct, easy-access format with bulleted information and brief paragraphs Includes “Fast Facts” to highlight key concepts for essential care Contains abundant information on wound care treatments and protocols to promote wound care accountability and clinical confidence Provides full color images of different types of wounds Helps nurses to provide optimal wound care cost-efficiently


Fast Facts About Competency Based Education In Nursing

Author by : Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : “Competency-based education…provides an avenue to promote institutional accountability, address employer concerns, and assist with student transfer of knowledge and skills.” -Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Dean and Professor Duquesne University The first book of its kind, this concise, step-by-step guide written for novice and experienced educators distills all the essentials every nursing instructor needs to know to implement a Competency-Based Education (CBE) curriculum, teach with competencies, and evaluate students’ mastery. Grounded in a learner-centered paradigm, CBE focuses on outcomes and skills rather than relying on time-based training. It facilitates in-depth learning that encompasses all three learning domains — cognitive, skills, and attitudes — guided by the individual pace of each student. Fast Facts about Competency-Based Education in Nursing addresses the theory and practical knowledge needed to teach using CBE. Beginning with how to create competencies that align with student learning outcomes, subsequent chapters show how to integrate them into a new or existing nursing curricula. Next, this quick reference shows how to evaluate and assess students using CBE. Finally, it presents how to implement a system of quality improvement to continuously ensure the competencies produce safe, skilled nurses. Brimming with useful tips based on the authors’ extensive experience and abundant practical examples, this is an incomparable reference for any educator seeking superior, more qualitative student assessment and outcomes. Key Features: Demonstrates in detail how to implement CBE and assess students using CBE Illustrates how to integrate CBE into curriculum using an organizing framework Shares expert teaching/learning tips through Evidence-Based Teaching Boxes Helps educators to develop teaching objectives and real-world application processes Describes specific competency-based education curricula Examines how different learning styles thrive in a CBE learning environment Offers separate chapters for using CBE with BSN, MSN, and DNP students


Fast Facts For The Nurse Psychotherapist

Author by : Jeffrey S. Jones, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CST, LNC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : “[A] unique addition to the sparse literature on learning to become a nurse psychotherapist.... focuses not only on psychotherapeutic techniques, but also the work a nurse must be willing to do to become a skilled and helpful therapist.... a valuable resource for both psychiatric nursing graduate students and the practicing nurse psychotherapist.” —Angie S. Chesser, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS “Human beings are hot-wired biologically for relationship-building, and as such, it is the nurse–patient relationship that becomes central to healing.... This much-needed book gives voice to the very real perils of abandoning patients to pills. It is a clarion call to return to our roots and our strengths.” —Patrice Rancour, MS, RN Fast Facts for the Nurse Psychotherapist is the first book to guide the novice and experienced psychiatric APRN on the process of truly becoming a psychotherapist. It is grounded in the concept of self-reflection as a foundation for successful psychotherapeutic practice and addresses a variety of strategies and styles that foster positive outcomes; the use of dreams and other conscious/unconscious techniques; the clinical supervision process; and how to continually grow as an individual and therapist. This resource includes a variety of tools to promote self-reflection and provides practical considerations for the work environment, billing and other administrative responsibilities, and political concerns. Abundant case examples allow the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions. The book also offers an overview of the history of the psychiatric nurse as therapist and the seminal work of Hildegard Peplau. Written in an approachable and conversational style, this unique resource will prepare nurse psychotherapists to become mindfully ready to help their clients to the fullest. Key Features: Highlights the importance of self-reflection and delivers helpful tools to promote it Provides strategies and styles for effective therapeutic practice Allows the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions with vivid case examples Provides a foundation for independent professional and personal growth Written in an approachable, conversational style


Fast Facts For The Clinical Nurse Leader

Author by : Janice Wilcox, DNP, RN, CNL
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Facilitates a seamless transition from CNL student to CNL practitioner This unique, quick-access handbook delivers practice essentials for Clinical Nurse Leaders in all settings. Focusing on the broad responsibilities of the advanced clinicians in this growing field, this book provides evidence-based, step-by-step guidelines for incorporating the required CNL competencies into day-to-day practice. This Fast Facts guide describes the principles of evidence-based practice, quality improvement processes, care transitions, and patient and nursing advocacy, while covering the complex environments that CNLs are expected to lead and manage. Additionally, tips are included for marketing the CNL role to facilitate change, advocate for Nursing and Populations, and disseminate your individual accomplishments to organizational leaders. Each chapter includes objectives, vignettes, case scenarios, and lessons learned based on the experiences of the authors. Key Features: The only resource of its kind to supports CNL students as they transition into practice Provides the basics of quality improvement and evidence-based practice Serves as a quick-access reference for day-to-day responsibilities Helps CNLs to produce positive outcomes that sustain the CNL role Includes guidance to find quality job opportunities and get hired


Fast Facts For The Critical Care Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Dina Hewett, PhD, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 11
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Description : This newly updated, quick-access guide for critical care nurses covers the most common admitting diagnoses and reviews their causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. Critical care nursing requires astute assessment, adept communication, and the ability to multitask, as well as a high degree of adaptability. In the ICU, patient status and plan of care change constantly, presenting multifaceted problems for nurses and healthcare providers. This authoritative resource, with bulleted, bite-sized content, provides information to the busy ICU nurse in a heartbeat. Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse, Second Edition, has been updated with the most current evidence-based guidelines and standards. Now organized by body system, this reference presents the latest treatment modalities and provides quick access to lab values and hemodynamic parameters. Part I introduces the foundations of critical care. Part II progresses by body system to cover common procedures and interventions. Part III covers patient- and family-centered care, discussing palliative directives and organ donation. New to the Second Edition: Seven completely new chapters Chapter reorganization by body system Updated to include newest treatment modalities Speedy access to appendices with common lab values, hemodynamic parameters, IV medications, and EKG rhythm examples Key Features: Provides quick access to essential information needed on a daily basis Includes Fast Facts boxes to help guide the reader Authored by a respected nurse leader, educator, and AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow


Fast Facts For Pediatric Primary Care

Author by : Kristine M Ruggiero, PhD, MSN, RN, CPNP
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 89
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Description : Uniquely written from the perspectives of a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant This quick-access reference guide encompasses all key diagnostic and management essentials needed for safe and effective pediatric practice. By incorporating the most current literature and evidence-based practice, this guide explains how to best assess, diagnose, and treat common pediatric disorders in an ambulatory care setting. This practical, pocket-sized resource is presented in concise paragraphs, providing access to key information at a glance. Chapters consistently include focused assessment and diagnosis of the most common clinical problems and treatment options. Key points, important developmental milestones, and illness prevention and management sections provide practitioners with important content to educate patients and families easily and thoroughly. Abundant tables and charts help to facilitate quick reference to key components of practice. Links to frequently updated clinical guidelines and important web resources ensure that practitioners can maintain access to the most current knowledge available. Key Features: Provides speedy access to crucial information with concise paragraphs, chapter objectives, key points, and tables Conveniently organized by most commonly seen diseases and disorders Provides links to frequently updated clinical guidelines and web resources Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers


Fast Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections Stis

Author by : Meredith J Scannell, PhD, MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This is the first book to provide practical and accessible guidance for frontline nurses in the delivery of effective, compassionate care to patients with STIs. With a focus on these infections as a growing global-health problem, this book helps facilitate early identification, treatment, and prevention, including counseling and behavioral interventions. This guide reviews common sexually transmitted diseases in depth, providing epidemiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, long-term sequelae, disease transmission, diagnosis, and recommended treatment. It focuses on nursing-specific interventions that include understanding a sensitive and appropriate patient history, interpreting a holistic consideration of patient lifestyle, and linking population-specific patient education and counseling. Written in quick-access Fast Facts format with bulleted information and concise paragraphs, each disease-related chapter provides a lifespan-specific section on pregnant women, adolescents and older adult patients, and nursing considerations for setting specific patient approaches. Links to government websites, such as updated screening guidelines, are incorporated throughout. Key Features: Provides expert guidance from an accomplished forensic nurse/nurse midwife Addresses the most common STIs to facilitate accurate differential diagnosis and management li>Considers to needs of special populations to provide individualized, culturally sensitive care Offers evidence-based patient information, prevention, and counseling guidance to maximize positive public health outcomes


Fast Facts For Making The Most Of Your Career In Nursing

Author by : Rhoda R. Redulla, DNP, RN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 61
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Optimize your career potential and inspire your career narrative! This how-to resource is brimming with practical strategies and guidance to help nurses advance in all stages of their professional journey. Written for professionals at all levels of education and experience, this book features a wide range of “Success Stories” from nurses who have experienced the challenges of role development firsthand. This book will be helpful to healthcare organizations in pursuing the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence®. It will provide insight on how healthcare organizations can best support nurses in developing professionally. This Fast Facts book addresses the importance of the Quadruple Aim throughout health care and its effects on individual nurses. It provides specific advice on confidently navigating opportunities and obstacles through networking, research, scholarly presentation, and certification. Special topics include self-care, nursing as a second career, and the transition of nurse immigrants into a career in the US. Key Features: Offers helpful advice to nurses who are “stuck” in their professional nursing journey Candid and moving examples from knowledgeable, diverse nurses Addresses the importance of working in Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence Programs Explains how to develop networks, competencies, and interpersonal skills


Fast Facts For Writing The Dnp Project

Author by : Thomas L. Christenbery, PhD, RN, CNE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Write an exceptional, impactful DNP project paper! This mentor-in-a-book will help nursing students develop a high-quality, well-organized DNP project paper by using the time-tested, proven IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) format—the gold standard for scientific writing in health care. Far beyond the simple outlines and rubrics usually offered to DNP students, this book provides guidance on how to write a DNP Project that presents scholarly work in an effective way. Written in concise “Fast Facts” format characterized by bulleted information and short paragraphs, this book delivers clear, step-by-step guidance to create each section of the DNP paper. To provide a consistent example of a well-crafted paper, this guide follows a specific clinical topic throughout to clearly demonstrate the paper’s development. It also discusses the foundational knowledge needed prior to writing the paper and presents a step-by-step guide for aligning EBP and QI projects to each IMRaD component. This guide offers key insights into what faculty will expect for each content section and presents talking points for student/faculty discussions. Literature appraisal tables and synthesis tables are presented in the literature review section along with detailed rationale for optimal use. Key Features: Serves as the only DNP resource to embrace the time-tested IMRaD model Describes the necessary components of DNP Project presentation, including dissemination Delivers clear, step-by-step guidance to complete the DNP Project Book chapters progress through the development of a DNP paper Provides faculty tips so instructors can help students produce quality scholarly work


Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing

Author by : Meredith J Scannell, PhD(c), MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
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Description : Helps nurses to enhance their forensic skills and apply them to their practice in all settings This is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding specialty of forensics nursing. Exploring the forensic nurse’s role in the gamut of patient care settings, the book is distinguished by its easy-to-read content comprised of bulleted lists, tables, and figures; short chapters; and convenient pocket size. This up-to-date, evidence-based resource addresses all facets of forensics nursing, including legal and ethical issues, conducting interviews, trauma-informed care, delivering expert testimony, documenting injuries, and collecting and preserving evidentiary substances for Medico-Legal purposes. The book encompasses the wide range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case. This includes different types of sexual assault and violence, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, bullying, interpersonal violence, gunshot wounds, community violence, human trafficking, terrorist acts, and mass disasters. With supporting case scenarios, the book describes step-by-step how to collect evidence and the proper procedure for handing over evidence once it is collected. Also included are verbatim descriptions of actual experiences forensic nurses have had while testifying. Key Features: Delivers broad content related to forensic nursing in easy-access Fast Facts style Helps users to retrieve information at a moment’s notice with short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, all packaged in a portable, pocket size Examines the forensic nurse’s role in all patient care settings Explores the legalities and ethics surrounding provision of health care to and collecting evidence from patients injured due to criminal activity. Covers the range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case


Fast Facts For The School Nurse Third Edition

Author by : Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 36
Total Download : 521
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Description : Praise for the Second Edition: “[This resource] will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages." --Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing This time-tested reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need to practice competently and efficiently. Written for both new and experienced school nurses, it delivers consistently organized information in bulleted format with concise paragraphs. The third edition has been substantially revised with expanded coverage of first aid, depression screening, and drug use. It includes completely new chapters on chronic diseases and parasitic diseases and new information on adolescent sexuality. Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, the resource offers clear guidelines to a full range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas of school nursing practice. Also covered is the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, individualized health care plans, childhood obesity, and a food allergy toolkit. The guide is also useful as a supplemental text for certification exam study. New to the Third Edition: New chapters on chronic diseases and parasitic diseases New information on adolescent sexuality including gender identity and transgender Expanded coverage of first aid including when to call 911 Depression screening, immigration laws, ethical dilemmas, and school shootings and gun control Drug use including medical marijuana, OTC drug use and abuse, opioid addiction and overdose treatment, and vaping “Resources” appendix highlighting organizations providing free health exams, scholarship supplies, sanitary supplies, and cold-weather clothing Sample individualized health care plan Key Features: Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations Prioritizes responsibilities with a handy month-by-month task calendar Provides quick reference for health office setup, recommended immunizations, national health observances, and body mass index graphs Presents a technology chapter with information on reporting, software, and confidentiality issues


Fast Facts For The Cath Lab Nurse

Author by : Brenda McCulloch, MSN, RN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 64
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Description : This quick-access resource delivers a practical orientation for the cath lab. For nurses with a background in cardiac care or intensive care, the cath lab is replete with new challenges and learning opportunities. It is an increasingly complex environment with increasingly challenging procedures. Most effectively run by an interdisciplinary team, all healthcare providers in the cath lab uphold different roles to contribute to patient care and achieve successful procedural outcomes. Fast Facts for the Cath Lab Nurse clearly presents the role of the nurse in the cath lab and how to assist with basic and advanced cath lab procedures. Written in a simple, easy-to-read format with streamlined, bulleted information, this orientation guide breaks down procedures and provides essential information for each step. Chapters cover interpreting pressure waveforms, understanding various calculations, identifying angiographic images, and more competently providing care to patients in the peri-procedural period. Key Features Provides tables, examples of common hemodynamic calculations, images of pressure waveforms and angiogram Begins each chapter with key learning objectives Provides a quick anatomy review Assists with Registered Cardiovascular invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification


Fast Facts For The Triage Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
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Description : Emergency Nurses Association Media Award Media Award: Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide, 2nd Edition – Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN and Anna Montejano, DNP, RN, PHN, CEN, of California https://www.ena.org/press-room/2019/06/13/former-ena-president-receives-emergency-nurses-association-s-most-prestigious-award 1st Edition Winner of the AJN Book of the Year Award for Emergency/Critical Care Nursing This authoritative orientation guide for new and seasoned nurses, preceptors, educators, management teams, urgent care staff, pre-hospital personnel, and anyone working in the triage arena presents essential information to access quickly and repeatedly. Patients rarely present to triage with a diagnosis, but rather convey a multitude of complaints, signs, and symptoms. It is the job of the triage nurse to identify serious “red flag” presentations hidden among all this information while delivering individualized care and juggling wait times in often overcrowded emergency departments. Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse, Second Edition, retains its key focus on numerous aspects of triage for emergency department and urgent care settings, from orientation, to front-end processes, to clinical practice and nursing essentials. With real-life examples, the chapters detail a multitude of clinical presentations and include procedures and protocols that the triage nurse implements in daily practice. This newly revised and updated edition covers how to build confidence in the triage role, accurately assess patient presentations, reduce personnel and hospital liability, increase patient and staff satisfaction, and, ultimately, deliver quality patient care that supports best outcomes. 5 New Chapters in the Second Edition: Active Shooter/Active Violence Emergency Management for When Disaster Strikes Triage Competency Pain Management Endocrine Emergencies Key Features: Covers essential clinical information in an easy-to-read format Focuses on processes, patient and staff safety, legalities, documentation, and critical thinking at triage Addresses specific patient populations including pediatric, older adult, human trafficking, military personnel, and more Offers guidance from seasoned emergency department nurses and triage educators


Fast Facts For Evidence Based Practice In Nursing Third Edition

Author by : Dr. Maryann Godshall, PhD, CCRN, CPN, CNE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
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Description : Second Edition Designated a Doody’s Core Title! This is a concise, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in brief paragraphs and bullet points. The third edition is updated to deliver the most current information on research methods, database upgrades, and new resources. It includes two new chapters on evidence-based practice projects, often required in BSN and RN-BSN programs, nursing internships, and residencies. The reference serves as a succinct companion for students in EBP courses and provides practicing nurses with a resource for developing EBP on their units. It equips bedside nurses with fundamental concepts and explains basic research terms and how to conduct literature searches to “find the evidence.” The third edition continues to deliver the most practical information on EBP, including how to get the best evidence quickly, using various databases, and coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and abundant examples demonstrate concepts. This classroom-tested book also provides background information on defining the “compelling question,” which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material. New to the third edition: Updated with current information on research methods and new resources “Finding the Evidence” chapter completely updated with the latest databases and search engines Includes new chapters on Developing the EBP Project and Presentation of the EBP Project Aligns with projects that are required by many undergraduate programs and residency/internships programs for new nurses Incorporates the Iowa Model of EBP into developing the project format Key Features: Provides step-by-step methods to implement evidence-based practice Includes examples of how hospitals and healthcare providers are integrating EBP into their practice Includes extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care, with examples and cases to show readers practical application of content Reviews basic terms and principles Presents quantitate and qualitative research approaches The book has been classroom tested and used in both live and online course formats


Fast Facts To Loving Your Research Project

Author by : Brenda Marshall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 27
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Description : Makes research accessible—even enjoyable—to all nursing students! While often greeted with trepidation, the importance of a research project—how it is conducted and its significance to practice—is an essential aspect of nursing and other healthcare arenas. This innovative resource is a user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Using a method formed through years of teaching experience, Brenda Marshall translates the difficult and sometimes confusing language of research into everyday vocabulary, linking complicated concepts with easily understood scenarios. Written in quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents knowledge in a consistent, step-by-step format characterized by bite-sized information. Each chapter opens with learning objectives that unfold into new concepts, followed by everyday life examples. Fast Facts boxes, systematized tables, and new vocabulary reinforce learning and highlight key concepts. This application-based approach helps students question their preconceived notions about research and then engage in it with a newfound confidence. Key Features: Translates complex research concepts into straightforward language Demonstrates clear, step-by-step methods that facilitate successful attainment of research goals Helps students to construct an argument, build a theory, and critically explore a belief Includes “Tickling Your Research Brain,” presenting easily understandable research experiences Promotes self-sufficiency in lifelong learning and achievement Written by an instructor whose classes have propelled many successful research careers


Fast Facts For Dementia Care Second Edition

Author by : Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
Total Download : 145
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Description : This quick-access clinical reference for nurses in adult health settings addresses the most prevalent and complex management challenges in caring for people with dementia. The second edition—completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care—includes two new chapters on the Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse, along with new information on cultural considerations and distinguishing between dementia and delirium. Quotes from people with dementia are included in this edition to give first-person accounts of their experiences. Fast Facts for Dementia Care, Second Edition delivers specific care strategies for all stages of dementia in a wide range of clinical settings, including acute care, long-term care, and home and community settings. Chapters introduce relatively simple dementia-specific interventions nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent or address problems before they escalate. Using bullet points and concise paragraphs, this streamlined resource discusses the issues faced by people with dementia and their care partners and what nurses can do. It addresses disease progression, assessment and management of pain, medications, safety concerns, communication strategies, ethical issues, and end-of-life care. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care of people with dementia New information of cultural considerations including culturally appropriate communication, considerations related to treatment goals, and more Chapters on Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse Key Features: Helps identify and manage conditions associated with mental status, including delirium and dementia Provides clinical vignettes and quotes of real-life situations illustrating successful nursing interventions Discusses communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, end-of-life care, and more Includes “Fast Facts” boxes for quick reference to essential information


Fast Facts Workbook For Cardiac Dysrhythmias And 12 Lead Ekgs

Author by : Paul Desmarais, PhD, RN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
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Description : This workbook presents a multitude of practice examples to help critical care students and practitioners grasp and excel at key concepts of 12-lead EKG and dysrhythmia interpretation. Designed to supplement any established dysrhythmia textbook, this straightforward resource is ideal for new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to critical or acute care. This book distills complexities of the 12-lead to determine whether a patient is safe or at risk. Fast Facts Workbook for Cardiac Dysrhythmias and 12-Lead EKGs delivers instruction on all foundational aspects of EKG interpretation. It contains numerous practice examples with instant feedback to provide nursing students with much-needed reinforcement of this often-challenging content. Feedback includes a detailed discussion of the “why” behind the diagnosis and treatment often missed by students and beginning clinicians. The book begins with a section on general rules and procedures. Part I progresses into atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, AV blocks, ventricular rhythms, pacemakers, and 12-lead EKG, including valuable practice exercises with abundant rhythm strips in each chapter. Part II provides answers to all the practice examples, including correct interpretation, treatment, and discussion. Key Features: Delivers a handy practice workbook on EKG interpretation for new and experienced critical and acute care nurses and students in these specialty areas. Organized to present information from simple to complex Includes numerous practice strips and exemplars with detailed information on correct interpretation, treatment, and discussion Feedback on exemplars promotes critical thinking and clinical understanding. Can be used effectively with all current EKG instructional resources to provide much-needed practice examples Features over 80 practice strips


Fast Facts For Nurse Practitioners

Author by : Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 10
Total Download : 938
File Size : 51,7 Mb
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. The first book to provide an insider view of the latest advances and trends in the full range of clinical subspecialty areas. Fast Facts for Nurse Practitioners: Practice Essentials for Clinical Subspecialties takes the busy advanced practice provider or student on a journey through the clinical subspecialties. The author, a highly experienced nurse practitioner, has immersed herself in each of these clinical areas and interviewed medical specialists to identify the latest advances, trends, and tips to more confidently and competently assess, diagnose, manage, and refer patients across the life span. Hot topics in allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology are addressed. Each chapter provides information on common chief complaints, pathophysiology, diagnostic considerations, and key points for management or referral. This concise reference provides evidence-based strategies to manage ever-changing patient needs in an easy-to-digest format. Key Features: Serves the needs of advanced practice providers and students Offers the latest advances and trends for all clinical subspecialty areas in one concise, quick-reference resource Provides evidence-based guidelines to support the principles of assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and referral Highlights only the most relevant and timely information, allowing readers to save time, stay current, and improve patient outcomes


Fast Facts For The Cardiac Surgery Nurse Third Edition

Author by : Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 21
Total Download : 197
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Description : A quick-access format delivers the “big picture” from pre-op to extended recovery This concise clinical guide provides cardiac care nurses with speedy access to information and guidelines they use daily. Heavily updated with the newest clinical practice information, the third edition emphasizes postoperative complications and the nursing interventions designed to prevent and treat them. It includes updated coverage of risk factors for stroke and congenital heart disease and discusses new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications. Bulleted information, brief paragraphs, boxed indicators highlighting key information, and Fast Facts “Pearls” are included in each chapter. The book’s consistent organization facilitates quick access to information on equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care. Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac or critical care, this resource reinforces existing knowledge and provides a foundation for developing additional skills. New to the Third Edition: Encompasses the latest research and guidelines Emphasizes postoperative complications and care Discusses diagnostic testing, patient preparation for cardiac surgery, initial post-op complications, extended recovery complications, and stroke care Updated rehabilitation chapter includes important patient education content Educates readers about new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications Offers new guidelines for use of ventricular assist devices Key Features: A handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care An overall focus on patient safety


Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care

Author by : Diane C. McLaughlin, DNP, AGACNP-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 99
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Description : “This practical and common-sense approach is an excellent companion to the care you provide to your patient.” -- Grace H. Bryan President, Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants [From the Foreword] This pocket-sized guide distills complicated neurological conditions to deliver the essentials of best care for the neurocritical patient. Often missing from acute care courses, neurocritical care is a growing field, with more patients than ever admitted to the ICU for neurocritical conditions. This specialty requires specificity and precision, but as this practical resource demonstrates, the intricacies of neurocritical care should not be an insurmountable obstacle for any APP. Written in an easy-access style, Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care covers the defining characteristics, clinical presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing considerations of common neurological disorders seen in acute care settings. Chapters review the assessment and diagnosis of common and not-so-common neurological conditions that can often be difficult to recognize and manage. With learning objectives, illustrations, and Fast Facts boxes highlighting critical content, this reference is an invaluable resource for orientation into this oftenchallenging specialty. Key Features: Useful pocket resource for difficult-to-master neurological conditions presenting in ICU Addresses a growing area of healthcare—a rapidly expanding specialty requiring well-versed nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants Reviews the basic neurological exam, as well as exam of the comatose patient Explains pertinent diagnostics including CSF interpretation and different imaging modalities Discusses commonly used treatments and medications Presents an orientation resource to this challenging specialty


Fast Facts About Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 95
Total Download : 260
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Description : The only current resource for APPs caring for people with SUDs in clear, concise format This greatly needed resource is the first to provide evidence-based information and strategies for APRNs and PAs who work with individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Written in a concise, bulleted style for easy access to critical information, the reference addresses often-undiagnosed medical and psychiatric conditions which may accompany SUDs and the ethical considerations of working with affected patients and families. Written by noted substance abuse experts, the resource distills key information about SUDs, explaining what they are and what they are not, and the role of APPs in helping afflicted individuals to recover. It discusses how to identify SUDs regarding signs and symptoms, emergency response, and specific disorders. Also addressed is the use of pharmacology to treat SUDs including complementary and alternative medications, person-centered care for individuals with SUDs across the lifespan, and how to care for afflicted individuals in a variety of settings. Key Features: Distills current, evidence-based information in a concise, bulleted, pocket-sized format Organized for quick access to information Delivers proven strategies for successful nursing interventions Defines substance abuse disorders across the lifespan Discusses how to de-stigmatize people with substance abuse disorders Explores legal and ethical implications surrounding provision of health care to patients with SUDs


Fast Facts For Developing A Nursing Academic Portfolio

Author by : Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 260
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Description : "[A] great guide and resource for a nurse at any level who wishes to construct and present a professional nurse portfolio."--Journal for Nurses in Professional Development "With an academic portfolio nursing faculty members can monitor their career development and present their work for others to review and critique. This is an easy-to-read book that will serve as a valuable resource for nursing faculty members in developing their academic portfolios." Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Using the Fast Facts style of concise, easy-to-access information, this book is the only comprehensive guide to creating an outstanding professional academic portfolio for entry into, and promotion and tenure within, an academic nursing setting. It is designed for recent nursing graduates who want to teach, faculty who need to polish their academic portfolio, and individuals already established in academia who seek promotion or tenure. This volume will help nursing academics: Assess their strengths and weaknesses Write a personal statement Demonstrate their teaching skills Showcase their research/scholarship Organize and present their portfolio Develop an E-portfolio The book provides clear guidelines on what to include in a professional portfolio, and elements to highlight when seeking work in a specific discipline or academic role. It describes pitfalls to be avoided and how to insure effective coverage of teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as addresses the differences between systems and policies of academia, versus those of community college nursing programs and diploma schools of nursing. This guide also helps prepare nurses for the rigors of promotion and tenure by clarifying what to expect and how candidates are evaluated. Numerous examples illustrate actual professional faculty experience and include personal statements written by successful nurse educators. Key Features: Provides a concise, step-by-step guide for aspiring, new, and experienced nurse faculty who need to prepare an outstanding professional portfolio for promotion and tenure Organized for quick access to types of content to be included in portfolio Includes numerous examples from real-life portfolios Features "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to clearly guide new nurse faculty Provides recommendations for achieving academic advancement Based on SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) method of communication